The Possession

Fear The Demon That Doesn't Fear God


The Possession
Allegedly based on a true story, this is in essence a Jewish version of The Exorcist. An estranged couple see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. The parents eventually call in the experts who attempt to exorcise the spirit from the girl.

92 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Horror, Thriller.
I want a better exocist!
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Credits

Cast
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis, Kyra Sedgwick, Jay Brazeau, Madison Davenport, Matisyahu
Director
Ole Bornedal
ScreenplayJuliet Snowden, Stiles White, from an article by Leslie Gornstein
MusicAnton Sanko
CinematographyDan Laustsen
EditingEric L. Beason, Anders Villadsen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2012
Produced byGhost House Pictures, North Box Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, moderate, intense heighted by horror
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseOccasional use of alcohol
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
5
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Hollywood Reporter quote iconRelying on hoary ghost story clichés makes for unintentional laughs
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
5
Cape Times
Frank Scheck quote iconJewish variation on 'The Exorcist' lets low-rent horror out of box.
5
Box Office
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo quote iconWith an incredible performance by young Natasha Calls and surprisingly effect direction by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) you'll be surprised how this horror gets you just when you think you're safe.
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Possession is a serious horror film about supernatural possession that depends on more than loud noises to scare us.
18
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconSome good scares, but not enough to pay full admission price.
9
Metacritic.com
26 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
82 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt may be based on a true story, but that doesn't excuse the way The Possession repeatedly falls back on hoary ghost movie clichés -- or the uninentional laughs it provides.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
Movie Review Intelligence
28 critics
11

What the People say

Internet
7394 Netizens quote iconboring
12

Average .. 48%

10

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